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thousands of students head back to class this morning. >> there are big changes coming to prince george's county schools this year from new leadership to a brand-new school and a heads up for drivers. we have the details coming up. the husband of a d.c. school teacher found beaten nearly to death in a neighborhood close to eastern market. the latest on the investigation this morning. fox 5 morning news continues right now. right now. sit good morning on this monday, august20th. waking up to some humidity in the air this morning. taking a live look at the woodrow wilson bridge. temperature on the mild side. watch out for that humidity and rain. >> good morning. i'm wisdom martin. as we head back to school, we
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got some issues to deal with. >> clouds and rain, you know. just a bit of a challenge that they're flowing in there. the clouds will be sticking around. the rain will be he and there in the course of the day. 78 at reagan national airport. 76 at dulles. and 76 at bwi thurgood marshall. the clouds and the showers were kind of responsible for us not getting much warmer than that. it is currently 69 at reagan. 66 at dulles. 6 # degrees at bwi sure good marshall. the humidity is up there, however. we started out this morning at 4:25:00 a.m. with humidity at 90%. it is now at 84%. i know it doesn't really change that much in terms of how it actually feels outside. it will be a little bit on the sticky side so be prepared. here is a look at your satellite-radar composite. clouds will be pretty much everywhere throughout the course of the day. areas to the west probably
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seeing a little bit of patchy fog right now so certainly affecting visibility. we do anticipate seeing the showers just doing here and there and pickingen throughout the course of the day. we have a system to the north and one to the south. just be prepared for that. today's highs into the upper 70s and low 80s. >> thank you. time now to say hello and good morning to julie wright. give us an update on what is happening on the roads. >> all right. we've been tweeting about this. northbound i-9 5, the wreck occurred before the capital beltway. it is out of the roadway now. it is over in the striped safety zone. state police are over here doing their paperwork out of your way. gridlocked with heavy volume. this is the commute coming north of route one leaving woodbridge and lorton up to the accident scene. heavy volunteer up in the main line. hov, you are going strong. -- heavy volume in the main line. traveling inbound new york avenue at bladensburg road, no
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trouble spots here. signals are on flash at west virginia, montana. i got acar stopped in the right lane there. inbound new york avenue, no problems to report approaching bladensburg road but just after that at west virginia, montana stay to the cent are and left to get by. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. -timetraffic. -- stay to the center and left to get by. it is back to school for kids in not only prince george's county but also fauquier county today. >> first day comes with a warning for drivers. melanie alnwick is live outside the new greenbelt middle school in greenbelt with the story. >> good morning. sixth through eighth graders here in greenbelt are very excite to be coming back to a brand-new middle school. it's $32 million facility that is lead certified meaning it meets the highest environmental standards and there are other changes for the 123,000 bridge
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county students heading back to school today. dr.alvin crawly is taking over fotopoulos superintendent william hite. he has been the deputy chief of the programming for special education in d.c. public schools. the school barred is planning to officially launch a superintendent search this fall. now, on to the roads. parents who are driving their kids to school and other motorists should be on the lookout for speed cameras in e county. school zone speed cameras which have been turned off all summer will be reactivated. prince george's county now has 56 cameras with 16 more due to come online in october. there will be a ribbon cutting here at 7:45 this morning at greenbelt middle school. the school is going to have science being technology, engineering and math program arc talented and gifted program. all kind of exciting things for middle schoolers here in greenbelt. the current superintendent, dr. hite, as well as members of the school board will be here at
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this school and will also be visiting other schools to greet students, faculty and staff throughout the day. >> thank you. some of our other top stories, the capitol hill father and husband brutally beaten over weekend remains in a coma as police tonight their search for the american responsible for it. thomas mass lip was found unconscious saturday morning in front of a house on north carolina avenue near eastern market. 29-year-old was walking home after spend ago night out with friends at a baseball game. of his just block away from his house. >> we were praying so hard that he comes out of. this he is such a fighter. the trang dift whole thing and not understanding why it happened and in a place where they felt so secure. >> maslin has undergone two surgeries on his skull to ease swelling in the brain. -- the tragedy of the whole thing and not understanding why
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it happened and in a place where they felt so secure. police are investigating a shooting. officers say the suspect became combative forcing them to use a taser. the man pulled out the prongs and allegedly threatened to kill one of the officers. it is police opened fire. police say the suspect was high on pcp. a look at the morning's other headlines. the president of syria seen in public for the first time in weeks. >> also ahead, the mars rover set to embark on another incredible feet this week. we have an update from the red planet with when fox 5 morning news continues. 
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nato says a man wearing a police uniform shot and killed
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a u.s. soldier yesterday. this is the latest attack. in iri can't, an air strike in the northern city of ahelp -- in syria, an air strike in the northern city of aleppo killed two girls. they were two and 14 years old. the rebels still hold most of aleppo despite being outgunned. president assad and in public for the first time since his defense chief was assassinated in a bombing last month. the latest now from the mars mission. this weekend, the curiosity rover zaped a rock with its laser. scientists will use the information to determine exactly what the rock is made of. this is a composite image you are taking a look at right now. first laser tests by the chemistry and camera instruments. the rover could take its first test drive later on this week. it handed earlier this month
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but has not moved from the landing site so far. >> always excited to see the pictures. an update from the campaign trail. president obama and mitt romney attending services with their families while a battle was waged on the sunday morning talk shows. here at home, anice break from the humidity on sunday. so how long will that stick around? already feels a little sticky out there. we'll check in with gwen for the full forecast when fox 5 morning news continues. we know that back to school time
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welcome back. thousands of people out west were told to leave their homes yesterday as a growing wildfire burns out of control. the fire in northern california that started saturday destroyed seven homes and burned 19 square miles. about 3,000 homes are threatened by the fire. almost a thousand firefighters are on the scene right now. they could use some of the rain we have been enjoying here. >> that would really help them
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a lot. even our area, we've been under a little bit of a drought. the rain, i know, you kind of don't want it for the first day of school for those kids but it is welcomed by some people, especially the farmer in our region. we had things on the cooler said. 78degrees is what we hit at reagan national airport yesterday. 76 at dulles. 76degrees at bwi thurgood marshall. we are starting off fairly mild. lots of clouds and a chaps of some showers across the entire area. it is currently 70 degrees officially at reagan national airport. 73 at annapolis. 63 at hagerstown. we've got the double 6s at manassas and culpeper. 36 at boss top. new york at 65 degrees.
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richmond at 68. a little warmer there. raleigh at 68 degrees as well. a little bit of cooler air just kind of making itself at home. a lot of cloud coverage. we are actually sandwiched between two systems here and we'll end up seeing this unsettled weather pattern sticking around for the next couple of days or so. keep the umbrella handy. not talking a total washout but we are talking a chance of the showers popping up throughout the course of the day and i can't give you much in terms of sunshine. the jet stream, the cooler air settling in. we'll end up seeing that into the course of today. we'll start to warm up gradually into the course of the week but we are going to pretty much stay into the 80s once we get past today. today, we are talking upper 70s and maybe other than an 80- degree mark here and there. tonight, before a chance of seeing an isolated storm pop up. a little bit of instability to be create in the atmosphere. 66degrees your overnight low.
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by the time we get to the enof the week, a ridge of high pressure builds in by thursday. that sets us up for sunshine, drier weather and by the time you get ready for the weekend, once again, 87 degrees. >> traveling northbound i-95 making your way out of woodbridge, this is what you are waking up. to the crew in sky fox checking out the delays as a result of that early morning wreck at the beltway. below speed here out of woodbridge. you are in the thick of things as you continue up towards the capital beltway. all of the lanes here are open. taking it back inside, if you are traveling inbound new york avenue, no problems to report at bladensburg road. the signal lights or flash. there was a car stopped in the right leap in between the lights there as you work inbound towards northeast wash. lanes are open between college park and bethesda. -- as you work inbound towards northeast washington. chopt. chopt.
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-- that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> the first family attended sunday morning services at st. john's church across from the white house and the on romneys went to church in new hampshire. mitt romney and paul ryan are preparing for the republican national convention which starts next week. medicare was the central focus this weekend on the sunday morning talk shows. robert gibbs was on fox news sunday. >> what president obama did was strengthen the medicare benefits to help medicare beneficiaries and to extend the life of the medicare trust fund by more than eight years. >> the congressional budget office says that the assumptions about the medicare trust fund part a being solvent through 2024 under the obama kerr proposal is unrealistic and that is a fact. >> rome me will be campaigning with paul ryan in new hampshire today. president obama will be in
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washington with campaign stops planned in ohio and nevada tomorrow. coming up next, we'll go live to fox business network in new york. how is this for job security. free health care, a pay raise every year and a tax-free housing allowance. >> that sounds excellent. where do we sign up? find out which employer is see ago huge rise in recruits and -- is seeing a huge rise in recruits. as we go to break, check this out. break enters russia hoping to grab a slice of the record books. they cooked up a blueberry pie at 600 pounds. it was part of the tell biotechnology industry organization of one city's 70th anniversary. we're back in a moment. >> i'll take some of that -- it was part of the celebration of one city's 70th anniversary. these days, nobody has time to get sick,
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welcome back to fox 5 morning news. job security can be hard to come by these days but there is one field where that is not the case and it is seeing a huge rise in recruits.
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lauren simonetti with fox business network is live in new york with this morning's business beat. >> happy monday, wisdom. >> let's start off talking about our stock market. stocks rose friday and all of last week. what can we expect for this week. >> bring the winning weeks to number six. a great rally for stocks this week. it pick up midweek with the release of the federal reserve's latest minutes. will we see another round of stimulus? that is what investors want to know. this monday morning, we are flat to slightly higher so it could be worse. >> we are reading about military enrollment going up? what is that all about? >> up and then some. i mean to the point where many of the military recruiters have to turn down some applicants looking for enrollment. so since the 2007 recession, we've seen a nearly 60% rise in college graduates applying to be in the navy and in the army. and why not? there is good pay.
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a gain teed pay rice every year, a tining bonus at times, tax-free housing and free health care. it sounds good especially when it is so hard to get a job and if you look at the people in their early 20s, unemployment there is pretty high. >> surprised that so many young people with college degrees are jumping at this opportunity. it is just surprising to me. but all the perks that go along with it, that makes it more interesting for them, more appealing for them, i guess. >> i was reading a couple stories on this. afternoon times arc student is living with their parents, both parents have been laid off. they need immediate money and they need it fast. >> okay. happy monday to you. good to see you. >> happy monday. >> coming up next on fox 5 morning national hurricane center rhett skins head back to practice today following saturday's 33-31 loss against the chicago bears and there is some good news for the team this morning. we'll check in with dave ross in just a few minutes to give you the latest on that.
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first, thousands of students heading back to class. some big changes in store for prince george's county public schools. more on that when fox 5 morning news continues. [ male announcer ] since 1996 welfare recipients were required to work.
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welcome back. it is coming up on 6:30 right now. taking a live look at 95 north. you can see some backups this morning on this monday. this we understand due to the accident that happened earlier closer into the beltway at franconia springfield parkway. these are delays that are back between lorton and wood bridge. just the aftereffects from earlier on. that accident has been cleared up. those lanes are open. things just backing up. live pictures courtesy of sky fox this morning. 95 north there as we take a look outside. not raining right now at least it looks like. that could change i hear in the coming hours. >> we do have rain in the forecast and lots of clouds. if i were a cloud salesman, i
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would be rich today. that is what will be out there. >> and a lot of unhappy people as far as school because it is the first day of school. they got to deal with the rain. did you like your first day of school? >> i was always excited. you had new clothes, new notebooks and pens and pencils and stuff. >> what about you, sarah? >> i didn't. i don't know why. i didn't want the summer to end. i was having too much fun not being on a schedule. >> really? >> i didn't look forward to the first day of school. >> i was in the country. i was bored. i was like i got to go get around some people. >> you sure it is not just that no one wanted to play with you. >> that is true. you have a bigger pool when air going to school. >> you need more people. that is why i was ready to get back to weed out some and if they didn't want to play. >> all right. back in that day, you should are had dave's phone number. let's take a look at where things stand.
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right now at reagan national airport, it is 70 degrees. humidity at 84%. very light in terms of the wind and that will hang around all day. 66 at dulles this hour. 67 at bwi myrrh good marshall. after a fairly mild start to the day, here you go. the clouds and the impending showers that we're expecting into the course of today. it will be just kind of unsettled over the next couple of days so be prepared. keep the umbrella handy. not a total washout all day long but they will be popping up here and there and by tonight, we have a chance that we could even hear a rumble of thunder. temperatures elsewhere in our neighborhood, 72 at quantico. 37 at annapolis. 66 at cull ander. 64-degree at frederick. 63 at hagerstown. so here is a look at your day planner. by midday, 73 degrees. by the 5:00 hour, we'll be about 76. and once again, a chance of showers off and on throughout the day. we expect to see some cooler air settling in as well so overall, not all bad. our high today will be about 78
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degrees. >> nice temperatures out there. thank you. time now to say hello to julie wright. she has been busy this morning. how are the roads? >> i can't believe you were ready to go back to school. >> i'm with you. >> here is the other thing. i was so excited about an education and learning -- >> oh, please. >> what do you mean? nobody believes that? >> ladies and gentlemen, on the desk this morning, pinocchio. that might work with your kids but you ain't pulling this one. >> all right. traveling inbound off the bw parkway, the wazers are checking in with delays approaching 32. no accidents, just volume delays. southbound 95 still good to go. no problems to report there as you work your way in out of laurel this morning. if you are making your commute in virginia, you will find lanes are now open northbound on i-95 as you continue to work
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your way up towards the capital beltway. accident activity long gone. heavy volume in the main line as well as over in the hov lanes. signal lights repaired at west virginia, montana. lanes are open right now. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. etraffic. it is back to school day for kids in prince george's county and fauquier counties. >> their number of changes that come with the new school year. melanie alnwick is live in front of the new greenbelt middle school this morning with the latest. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. sixth to eighth grade students will be very excited when they walk into the new greenbelt school. school schedules and transportation are changing as well. middle school students are getting an additional 40 minutes added to their school day either at the beginning or
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the end. that will allow teachers to focus on those grades that have sometimes fallen behind and let middle and high school students share some bus routes. that will save the school system $5 million in transportation costs. parents who are driving their kids to school and other motorists should be on the lookout for speed cameras in the county. the cameras have been turned off over the summer. they will be reactivated. there will soon be a new superintendent. the current superintendent, dr. william hite, is leaving to go and head up the school system in philadelphia. the school board recently announced that alvin crawly from d.c. public schools will serve as the interim chief. he was the deputy chief for programming for special education in washington, d.c. schools. there will be a ribbon cutting
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at 7:456789 first bell starts at 8:30 -- there will be a ribbon cutting at 7:45. d.c. police are on the hunt for a asuspect accused ever brutally attacking a husband and father over the weekend. thomas maslin was found unconscious saturday morning in front of a house on north carolina avenue near eastern market. police are not sure where mass lip was actually attacked. so far, he has undergone two surgeries on his skull. the 29-year-old is in a coma this morning. he is listed in critical condition but is stable. prince george's county police are vehicle a police- involved shooting. officers say the suspect became combative forcing them to use tasers. man pulled out the prongs and allegedly threatened to we'll one of the officers. that is when police opened fire. the police say the suspect was high on pcp at the time.
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disability advocates say the new vending machines metro is installing to make smart trip cards accessible are not going to be accessible to everyone. the redskins will be at home for the next pre-season game and hopefully, rg iii can shake off some of the flak he is catching for this weekend's performance in chicago. >> a little flak. >> a home game. maybe you'll call if you go to the game. >> i'm a little bit busy. >> both in chicago and had no idea. >> i'm he not calling you this week either since we are aat home. >> but you can try to call andrew luck because they will go head to head on saturday
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night. >> this week in chicago, he is getting a little bit of heat. probably shouldn't get too much. >> i was going to ask, is he catching too much heat? >> we like to overanalyze these things. a great week one against buffalo. how did he look against the bears? he looked like a rookie. i think the welcome to the nfl moment was right here. third play of the game. he can throw it away here. he can run out of bounds. he is going to back pedal. >> he was just trying to make a play. >> he was. but we don't want to see him take shots just for the sake of taking shots. here it is again. he has all this green field. he could run out of bounds. could throw it away. he takes a shot on the sidelines. we don't want to see our ferrari getting dinged up in meaningless games. >> isn't he doing it first? >> i think he wants to feel the
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nfl. i think the coaches will say you don't have to prove to us you are a tough guy. wisdom martin would never take these shots. >> when you see the speed and he gets out of bounds without taking a shot. that is what we'll see a lot more from him in the regular season. kurt cousins from michigan state, boy did he look good on this day. they were down big, 30-10. here they come on the rollout. shanahans lover to see the versatility there. and now it is 30-17. wait, there's more. watch cousins showing off that arm. the ball still gets there on time to robinson. here is to you, mr. robinson. he is going to the house and right now it is 30-24. wait, not done again. desmond briscoe. that might make him famous there. cousins resurges. they do lose 33-31 but three touchdowns for cuss ipse.
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right now, the head coach likes both of his rookies. >> both of these guys have been doing a good job of adjusting and adapting to the offense each day as a new experience for them. they team to get better and better. both robert and kurt have done an unbelievable job in their preparation and studying. >> wisdom is shaking their head thinking quarterback controversy. no, there is no quarterback controversy. the nats are really good. 29 games over after beating the new york metropolitans this october will be exciting. the redskins will be in the middle of the regular season and this team we'll be in the playoffs. five-game lead over atlanta. they're going. >> looking forward to that. >> we'll call them too. >> maybe we can travel together.
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>> i don't think so. not happening. >> still ahead on fox 5 morning news, students at the university of maryland ordering up a protest against chick-fil- a. details on an effort to force the chain off campus. >> first, a new treatment for troops fighting depression. the army funding studies of a drug meant to curb the spike in suicide. we are back in just a moment. 
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we sent him there to fix it,  but somewhere along the way, something went horribly wrong. george allen voted for trillions in debt while voting to raise his pay four times, then voted to keep special tax breaks for oil and gas companies and took over a half-million from them. worse, allen went to work for them.
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its u.s. army is trying to find ways to fight a rise in suicide t has award a $3 million grant to develop a nasal spray using a hormone that has an antidepressant effect. the studies have shown it can have an almost instant effect when administered as a nasal spray. the grant was given for a scientist with the inindependent university school of medicine who helped discover the hormone. the hormone. republican congressman feeling the heat over comments he made about rape and
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abortion. it was part of a legislative effort to redefine rape. representative todd akin said that women's bodies can prevent pregnancies in the case of quote, a legitimate rape. akin's opponent for the u.s. senate in missouri is outranged over the comment. akin now says he misspoke. here is what he said over the weekend. >> it seems to me from what i understand from doctors that is really rare. if it is a lemignot its mat rape of course the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. but let's assume that maybe that didn't work. i think there should be some punishment but the punishment ought to be in the rapist and not attacking the child. >> last yeefer, akin and job vice presidential candidate paul ryan co-response ordered the no taxpayer funding for abortion act. it included refee dining women
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eligible for funds as victims of rape -- redefining women eligible for funds as victims of. >> reporter: in washington state, taylor bridge fire has burned across more than 23,000 be aers of land east of seattle. a number of rest didn't have been allowed to return home to assess the damage. >> it is like a death in the family. this was our home to a lot of friends. anyway, that's how we felt today. >> reporter: in northern california, rapidly spreading flames have forced thousands to evacuate their homes. at least 19 square miles have been scorched. four homes have been destroyed and thousands more are being threatened. >> i was on the road and there was flames on the road on either side and i look up and
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everything was black. i couldn't breathe. and then there was fire everywhere, like you turn around, it was on all sides of you. >> things are no boater in utah as crews are dealing with fox bay fire and the whiskey springs fire. in idaho, more than 1,000 firefighters are working to protect hundreds of homes in the featherville area as the trinity ridge fire grows in size. even in hawaii, the 1,000 ache irwildfire on kauai has prompted evacuations. >> most of it is very steep terrain so we can't put hand crews on t we have to let it run up to a defensible space like a roadway. that is what we're doing so we're attacking it with helicopters. >> nearly 43,000 wildfires have been reported burning morning six million acres of land. res >> we've got a little bit of rain in the forecast today but
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we can use it as well. we are still at a deficit across our area. let's take a look and see where things are headed. we'll begin with a look at our weather headline for you and some showers in the forecast today. not talking a complete washout. yesterday, we had some periods of heavy rain and then some light rain off and on throughout the day. pretty much the same story. as i said, we do need the rainfall. so it is the first day of school for many of the young kids so not happy for them. temperature near seasonal into the course of the week as well. we'll see a bit of a rise. some humidity to deal with but late week, things are going to get quieter as a ridge of high pressure builds in and we'll be getting rid of the clouds and get back to some sunshine. currently, 07 degrees at reagan national airport officially. 84% with the humidity. and also in our neighborhood, 66 at culpeper.
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73 at annapolis. 63 at hagerstown. 66 at manassas and the same at dulles. so temperatures not too bad. clouds and showers in the forecast. plenty of clouds into the course of this morning. some of you especially to the west probably seeing a little bit of that patchy fog today. we'll see this wet weather start to gradually move its way up across our area and we'll end up seeing a frontal system that is going to actually push its way out. cool conditions, jet treatment to the south of us setting us up for temperatures that will be into the low 80s or upper 70s pretty much everywhere and we are going to end up seeing that pattern continue into the course of the week with a slight rise in those temperatures as the week progresses. so we'll see this frontal system push its way out tonight. we have a chance of seeing even some thunderstorms. usually, we have this time of year where we are -- time of show where we are talking about tony and tucker and the ask the weather guys portion but they are on vacation right now. so ask the weather guys is taking a break too. but keep those questions coming
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and if you have one you want answered, go to myfoxdc.com and click on the weather tab. we'd like to know exactly what you would like to know so those weather guys can help you out. now, let's get to julie wright. >> that's wonderful when i think of tony and tucker, i too think of the go-gos. i was like bell -- belinda carlyle making a comeback. we have a car spun out across the ram. here. traveling southbound on 395, it will cause an early merge for those coming off of edsall to continue southbound on 395. these are folks coming off the ram. from edsall road. they have to merge into oncoming traffic here to continue southbound out towards the beltway. it will be a tight squeeze for those coming in off edsall
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road. inbound new york avenue, signal lights have been repaired at west virginia, montana. traffic will slow there. lanes are open north of town between college park and bethesda. the big story has been i-59. lanes are open. delays out of dale city to the beltway. northbound route one at mount vernon highway, accident activity reported here. 66, not a bad ride. below speed here in manassas at 43 miles per hour. you are down to 30 miles per hour before committing to the beltway. you will find northbound along 210 at fort washington, stalled car in the left lane working out to 295. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. a service dog and a 17-year- old quadriplegic are catching up and catching waves after being reunited. patrick suffered a spinal cord accident and throw years ago, he metric cheh, the surf dog.
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the exercise has given him a new lease on life. >> i've gained independence and enough strength to where i can drive a car. >> ricochet also helps her owner raise money for his physical therapy. patrick has graduated from high school and is now headed to usc. good for him. let's talk about this. the controversy surrounding chick-fil-a is not going away. >> students at the university of maryland have started a petition to force it out of the school food court. john henrehan has more this morning. >> reporter: at the flagship campus of the university of maryland, there are nine different eateries in the food court of the student union. chick-fil-a is one of those eateries. but company president dan kathy's public opposition to same-sex marriage and company donations to conservative christian groups have sparked an online pet i go drive among some college park students to ask the university to replace
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the franchise. >> kind after symbol that there are places everywhere that indirectly so but still affect decisions that hinder lgbt individuals. because the university is trying to be more progressive and inclusive, that still signals me as something hindering our progress. >> if a student doesn't agree with the owner's ideologies, they could choose not to eat there. >> i think he is entitled to his own opinion not that i approve of his opinion. >> reporter: the restaurant should stay? >> i think the restaurant should stay. >> the teri okitaor says debate and discussion is expected at the university of maryland even
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over which vendors should be in the food court. >> it happens to be one of our more financially successful vendors in the food court. it is also one of the more popular venues. it was it is number one rated food court purveyor. >> reporter: in any case, the contracts between the student union and chick-fil-a has a year left on it. chick-fil-a sent us a statement saying the company intends to leave the policy debate over same-sex marriage to the government and political arenas. chick-fil-a also says it has an internal policy to treat every person with dignity and respect regardless of that person's race, religion, gender or sexual orientation. john henrehan, fox 5 news. fox changes could be coming to childhood vaccine requirements. states nationwide are looking for ways to fight a rise in diseases normally prevented by vaccines as more parents choose to space out shots or skip them
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altogether. in california, lawmaker are looking into a bill that would require parents to meet with the health care provider before they could get a waiver. first lady michelle obama is welcoming kids to the white house today for the first ever kids state dipper. it is part of her let's move campaign to promote exercise and healthy eating habits. it is actual ally ann chen and will feature recipes from -- it is actually a luncheon and will feature recipes from the children. the children will be treated to a performance by big time rush. miss philippines showed off her beautyen but also her
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impressive beat boxing skills. she surprised everyone when she startedded breaking it down. we need to listen to this. -- when she started breaking it down. >> that is pretty funny. also out of character. the top prize did go for miss china. she beat out 116 competitors to become miss world 2012 which took place in her home country. miss china is now the second chinese woman to take home the crown. i wonder how she scored on the beat box. >> i was going to say. did they all get a chance at it. more like i'll pass. i think that was a first. still ahead on fox 5 morning introduction, beyonce, tina turner, they have different skills. >> they have a lot of different skills. this is not the ladies themselves but still pretty incredible. holly morris is live with more on celebrating some of the biggest names in music.
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good morning, of course. i'm holly morris on this monday. let me just say that things aren't always what they seem. if it seems that they are some place special, you are right. we are here at the new hadly renovated howard theater. after many years of renovation, they are now back open. this is the same fleet they are launched the career of the supremes, marvin gaye and others. tomorrow night, there is going to be a show called salute to the divas. it is a one-night only show. you will get to see beyonci, diana ross, patty labelle if you enter the magical world of illusion, if you know what i mean. right now, let's enter the dressing room.
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this is the female impersonation room. time now for the facebook fan of the day. tan tells us she wakes up every day, dreaming of having holly's job because she seems to have is so much fun. that's it for the 6:00 hour. let's send it over to allison. good morning. welcome back. >> good morning. see you soon. summer break officially over for thousands of kids and teachers in our area and in one school district, big changes to start the school year. a a live report from prince george's county is straight ahead and a missouri congressman is feeling a lot of heat for controversial comments he made about rape. what todd akins

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